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Famous angler from Northamptonshire catches an MBE for services to fishing

Bob Church, MBE Photo:

One of the country's best known game anglers has been made an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Bob Church, from Moulton, started out as a coarse fisherman but became a highly respected fly-fisherman, responsible for many innovations in both flies and tackle.

The readers of Trout Fisherman magazine voted him Game Angler of the Millennium.

Bob Church with a zander Credit:

Other honours for people in Northamptonshire are listed below:


Andrew Street. Managing Director, John Lewis plc. For services to Economic Growth and Chair, Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership. (Flore, Northamptonshire)


Bob Church. Angler. For services to Angling. (Moulton, Northamptonshire)

James O'Connor. Chief Executive, NOAH Enterprise, Luton. For services to Homeless People in Bedfordshire. (Moulton, Northamptonshire)


Robin Arch. For services to the community in Great Doddington, Northamptonshire. (Wellingborough, Northamptonshire)

Norman Brown. Secretary and Controller, Royal Pioneer Corps Association. For services to the Pioneer Regiment. (Northamptonshire)

Jean Napier. Secretary, Northampton Division, SSAFA. For voluntary service to Armed Forces Personnel. (Northamptonshire)

Sheila Pick. For services to the Scout Movement in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. (Oundle, Northamptonshire)

Sylvia Prestwich. For services to the community in Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire. (Kettering, Northamptonshire)

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